Denver Broncos rumors: If the Broncos lose Brock Osweiler, they could look at a trade for Colin Kaepernick? It’s just so crazy, it might happen…
What in the world is going on?
The NFL offseason is unmatched in terms of entertainment value. This morning, this bomb dropped at Pro Football Talk…
Things are going to continue to get really interesting before 2PM MT when the new league year opens. There was a report from NFL Network’s James Palmer on Tuesday evening that the Denver Broncos and Brock Osweiler have not negotiated since the Broncos put a three-year, $39 million offer on the table before the former Peyton Manning backup could explore his options elsewhere.
The Broncos have tried to lock him up at the most reasonable market price, but the fact that the sides have not talked in at least a few days seems to be an indication that things are not going well for Osweiler and the Broncos right now, whether we like it or not.
To be completely honest with you, I couldn’t care less at this point if Osweiler wants to go somewhere else. After seven starts and four years of seeing him in preseason, I can’t say he inspired such a confidence in me that I feel like we have to retain him at any and all costs.
If he wants to go to another team, so be it.
But the prospect of adding a player like Colin Kaepernick is exciting to me. There are a lot of different opinions out there right now on Kaepernick, and you’re free to share whichever you please, but there’s no question he’s more talented than Osweiler, and has accomplished more in this league.
An injury plagued 2015 ended with three different surgeries since November, and while Kaepernick had clearly regressed in certain areas of his game, the departure of Jim Harbaugh certainly didn’t help him and the Broncos were a team that liked him once upon a time when he came out in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Broncos actually traded the pick to the 49ers to get Kaepernick back in 2011, so they either didn’t know the 49ers were going to take him, or they decided they didn’t want him at the time.
Now, with Manning retired, the Broncos are in an interesting spot and Kaepernick would be a very intriguing alternative at the QB position if Osweiler leaves.
And the longer Osweiler lingers on his decision, the more I’m okay with him leaving.